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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

blane.bramble Re:Nobody else seems to want it (727 comments)

Sounds more like your game needed drivers - if DOS needed them, then you would expect them to be provided with the hardware, you would install them, and then your applications would use them through the OS API. The fact that you had to configure games specifically for your hardware means they were not "DOS drivers" but "game drivers".

about 1 month ago

Why the Public Library Beats Amazon

blane.bramble Re:Public Lending Right (165 comments)

Yes, the library buys the book, but that doesn't benefit the author much - one book will be borrowed by many people, none of whom now have to buy the book, so this is a net loss for the author. Public Lending Right compensates for this loss by making a small payment (fractions of a penny I believe in most cases) for each time a book is borrowed. This is totaled up and then paid to the authors (presumably once such payments have exceeded a certain threshold).

about a month ago

Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

blane.bramble Re:Who couldn't see this coming? (300 comments)

Rubbish. Everyone knows the future is WoMF(*)

* Windows on MainFrames

about 2 months ago

Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

blane.bramble Re:Cynically I expect (151 comments)

Space-port must always be passed to the left, just the same as Earth-port

about 2 months ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

blane.bramble Re:Disclaimer? (346 comments)

You are incorrect. The email may be mis-addressed, but you are still the intended recipient of that email, as given by the fact the email envelope has you as the recipient. You therefore have a legally acceptable record that that individual email was sent directly to you.

about 3 months ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

blane.bramble Re:Disclaimer? (346 comments)

I've also seen a creditable argument that because the disclaimer is at the end of the email, and you would have to read the email and therefore all of it's content before reading the disclaimer that warns you not to, that they are particularly worthless.

about 3 months ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

blane.bramble Re:Disclaimer? (346 comments)

The problem with that is, is if was sent to your email address, you are the intended recipient.

about 3 months ago

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released

blane.bramble Re:So CentOS will be out in 2016? (231 comments)

You are missing the whole point - the idea is that throughout the 7.x release the glibc (/ other software) version will not change, so in 10 years time your *current* software investment will still work, rather than being force to upgrade. Stability means not changing what is deployed *now* in the future. For many deployments this is crucial. If you do not need this form of long-term software stack stability, then, yes, RedHat is not for you - however there is no point criticising RedHat for a policy that is deliberately enforced for a good reason.

about 3 months ago

Western Digital 'MyCloud' Is Down 5 Days and Counting

blane.bramble Re:whats the surprise again? (127 comments)

You need to bring the power back online so you can close the door locks to the server room and prevent the velociraptors from getting it. They may have worked out how to use door handles by now.

about 6 months ago

Court: Homeland Security Must Disclose 'Internet Kill Switch'

blane.bramble Re:Anyone notice the irony ?? (228 comments)

Will the response be: 505 - kill switch not found ?

about 10 months ago

Researchers Dare AI Experts To Crack New GOTCHA Password Scheme

blane.bramble Re:You've gotta be kidding me (169 comments)

That is the whole point I believe - as part of the process *you* name the ink blots that were generated for you. Then next time you log in you match them back up.

about 10 months ago

Brazil Announces Secure Email To Counter US Spying

blane.bramble Re:Good Luck With That (165 comments)

Nah, they'll just use one of those encryption breaking machines that matches the key one digit at a time on a big display.

about a year ago

Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

blane.bramble Re: Better plots? (1029 comments)

Or assembler.

about a year ago

Radiohead's Thom Yorke Pulls Albums From Spotify In Protest of Low Royalties

blane.bramble Re:Nice graph (301 comments)

Unless, of course, many more people click play who would never have bought the track, kind of like they were using Spotify like a personalised radio service.

about a year ago

MasterCard and Visa Start Banning VPN Providers

blane.bramble Re:Lets play politics (353 comments)

Private Interconnection Environment

Let them tell the world you can't use Visa or Mastercard to buy PIEs

about a year ago

Yahoo Puts AltaVista To Death

blane.bramble Re:AltaVista (176 comments)

Ahh, AltaVista, Gopher, the original Keeper Of Lists. Back when the web was young and more interesting.

about a year ago

China Criticizes US For Making Weapon Plans Steal-able, Alleges Attacks From US

blane.bramble Re:um? (209 comments)

Sounds like perfect ones to me - read, write and execute everyone except himself and his group.

about a year ago



UK Government rules Inteligent Design not Science

blane.bramble blane.bramble writes  |  more than 7 years ago

blane.bramble (133160) writes "The Register is reporting that there is no place in the science curriculum for Inteligent Design and that it can not be taught as science. The UK Government has stated that "The Government is aware that a number of concerns have been raised in the media and elsewhere as to whether creationism and intelligent design have a place in science lessons. The Government is clear that creationism and intelligent design are not part of the science National Curriculum programmes of study and should not be taught as science.""
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